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New Guide Helps Builders Navigate 2012 Residential Code

March 26, 2013

The 2012 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2012 International Residential Code, co-published by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC), is designed to provide answers to the most frequently asked residential construction jobsite code questions.

Available through BuilderBooks, NAHB’s publishing arm, the guide is a portable reference for home builders, contractors, inspectors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals. The guide discusses the impact of 2012 code changes to ventilation requirements, wall construction, duct sealing and other areas. It also details new fire safety and hurricane protection measures.

“This new guide is an excellent resource for building professionals to stay on top of the most recent code changes,” said Rick Judson, NAHB chairman, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “With its easy-to-use reference guide, glossary, illustrations and availability in both compact print version or e-book, it will be an invaluable asset on the job site.”

Written by Stephen A. Van Note, the guide features more than 100 illustrations, tables and figures to help readers understand specific code requirements, as well as a glossary that provides definitions of construction-related terms.

To purchase the new 2012 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes: A Quick Guide to the 2012 International Residential Code, visit BuilderBooks.com or call 1-800-223-2665. (ISBN 978-086718-696-3; Retail $21.95/NAHB Member $19.95). The guide is also available as an e-Book at ebooks.builderbooks.com (retail $14.99/NAHB, member $12.99).
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